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Federal Government may look at sports betting again

Federal Government may look at sports betting again

posted on September 26, 2018 by

Gaming Insider | The prospect of a congressional hearing this week that could lead to legislation affecting legal sports wagering across the U.S. promises to suck up the attention of industry followers.

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FanDuel $82K error was handled all wrong

FanDuel $82K error was handled all wrong

posted on September 26, 2018 by

Wise Kracks | Last week, New Jersey bookmaker FanDuel originally declined to honor a $110 bet on the Broncos, at the Meadowlands in N.J. That wager would have paid more than $82,000 due to an error in the oddsmaking process, the company said.

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Lottery fever burning as Mega Millions, Powerball reach nearly $500M

Lottery fever burning as Mega Millions, Powerball reach nearly $500M

posted on September 25, 2018 by

Lottery fever is currently burning as this country's two biggest lottery games have nearly $500 million in jackpot money up for grabs in the next two days. Tuesday night is the next drawing for Mega Millions with Wednesday night set for Powerball.

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NYRA may use jackpot-type Pick Six bet at tracks

NYRA may use jackpot-type Pick Six bet at tracks

posted on September 25, 2018 by

The New York Gaming Commission on Monday approved a proposed set of New York Racing Association (NYRA) rules allowing the advent of a jackpot-type Pick Six bet to NYRA tracks and, subsequently, to simulcast customer nationally.

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Atlantic City officials say they had a banner summer season

Atlantic City officials say they had a banner summer season

posted on September 24, 2018 by

Atlantic City tourism and casino officials say they had a banner summer season and are giving part of the credit to the advent of newly legalized sports betting.

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Overall casino revenue rose significantly in Mississippi in August

Overall casino revenue rose significantly in Mississippi in August

posted on September 22, 2018 by

Overall casino revenue rose significantly in Mississippi in August and local bookmakers tell GamingToday that they believe it’s attributable to the roll out of sports betting in the state producing a large influx of gamblers from neighboring Louisiana.

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Golden Ent. acquires all T-Bird Lounge locations in Las Vegas

Golden Ent. acquires all T-Bird Lounge locations in Las Vegas

posted on September 21, 2018 by

Golden Entertainment Group remains in expansion mode with word that its PT’s Pub division in Southern Nevada has acquired all three venerable T-Bird Lounge & Restaurant locations in Las Vegas.

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D.C. city councilman Jack Evans introduces sports betting bill

D.C. city councilman Jack Evans introduces sports betting bill

posted on September 21, 2018 by

Jack Evans, a District of Columbia city council member, has introduced a bill that would allow sports betting in the nation’s capitol. Washington, D.C. currently has no casinos but operates its own lottery.

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FanDuel pays out disputed $82K football bet

FanDuel pays out disputed $82K football bet

posted on September 20, 2018 by

Upon further review, a New Jersey man will get his full $82,000 payout on a disputed $110 sports bet.

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The SuperBook at the Westgate is set to expand

The SuperBook at the Westgate is set to expand

posted on September 20, 2018 by

The largest and most successful sports book in America – the SuperBook at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, is set to expand its gaming platform across the United States.

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Gambling businesses interested in remaking Toronto’s waterfront district

Gambling businesses interested in remaking Toronto’s waterfront district

posted on September 20, 2018 by

In Canada, gambling businesses are again expressing interest in participating in Premier Doug Ford’s plan to remake Toronto’s waterfront district.

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NFL betting probably best left to the pros

NFL betting probably best left to the pros

posted on September 19, 2018 by

Wise Kracks | A recent Gallup poll says the average American work week is now 47 hours. Therefore, on Sundays I understand you need a release, or a reason to just chill. 

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AAF, MGM partnership an interesting look into sports betting's possible future

AAF, MGM partnership an interesting look into sports betting's possible future

posted on September 19, 2018 by

One Mann's Opinion | It appears the AAF and MGM see some value in turning live football into a mash-up of some of the elements of a video game, virtual reality, “in-play” wagering, eSports and of course, a live football game.

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Golden opportunities blooming for Stratosphere, Malinowski

Golden opportunities blooming for Stratosphere, Malinowski

posted on September 19, 2018 by

Dye-ing to Know | The part of his job that can be the most agonizing is actually what Ed Malinowski enjoys best. Malinowski is the corporate director of race and sports for Golden Entertainment, Inc., which includes the Stratosphere, two Arizona Charlie’s properties and a resort in Laughlin.

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Gubernatorial candidate Stapleton wants sports betting for Colorado

Gubernatorial candidate Stapleton wants sports betting for Colorado

posted on September 19, 2018 by

In Colorado, Republican gubernatorial candidate Walker Stapleton is floating the concept of sports betting as a means of raising funds to pay for more roads and bridges.

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Valley Forge Casino officially a part of the Boyd Gaming family

Valley Forge Casino officially a part of the Boyd Gaming family

posted on September 19, 2018 by

Boyd Gaming Corporation, the major Las Vegas “locals” casino operator with an expanding nationwide footprint, has announced that its $280.5 million acquisition of Valley Forge Casino Resort in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania is now complete.

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Stratosphere sports betting kiosks going through final test with Nevada Gaming

Stratosphere sports betting kiosks going through final test with Nevada Gaming

posted on September 19, 2018 by

Dye-ing to Know | The Stratosphere is entering the final stages of a field test with a kiosk for Stadium Technology Group, a system that is used to take bets by numerous sportsbooks in Nevada. The trial should be completed in a couple of weeks. 

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Sports betting 101-school is never out

Sports betting 101-school is never out

posted on September 19, 2018 by

The Analyst | Sports betting can be both fun and profitable, but for the sports betting pros the fun does not come from being fans of the game but in winning the bet and getting a return on investment. 

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Pro Sports Leagues Continue Full-Court Press on West Virginia Sports Betting Law

Pro Sports Leagues Continue Full-Court Press on West Virginia Sports Betting Law

posted on September 19, 2018 by

What’s going on in West Virginia? Sports betting kicked off with a bang a the Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races late last month, and just last week, the FanDuel Sportsbook at The Greenbrier Resort took its first bet. 

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MGM Springfield earns $2.1M in revenue in opening week of $9.5M

MGM Springfield earns $2.1M in revenue in opening week of $9.5M

posted on September 19, 2018 by

The new MGM Springfield casino produced $9.5 million from gambling operations in its first week. MGM Springfield earned $2.1 million in gross revenues from table games and $7.3 million from slot machines during the eight-day span from its Aug. 24 opening to Aug. 31.

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